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Dr. Jaynish Patel
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Vascular Access (Overview)

Vascular access is a catheter or other small device that IV's can be attached to or needles can be inserted into, in order to give medications to a patient and/or take blood samples from him. Simple vascular access can be placed by a doctor at the bedside, but deeper or complex access is usually done under anesthesia, by a vascular surgeon.


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What are the different types of vascular access?

What are the different types of vascular access?

AV fistula: Graft and tunneled catheters are what is commonly used for dialysis access ...Read more

Dr. Jaynish Patel
48 doctors shared insights

Vascular Access (Overview)

Vascular access is a catheter or other small device that IV's can be attached to or needles can be inserted into, in order to give medications to a patient and/or take blood samples from him. Simple vascular access can be placed by a doctor at the bedside, but deeper or complex access is usually done under anesthesia, by a vascular surgeon.


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What is vascular access, other than just an i.V.?

What is vascular access, other than just an i.V.?

A generic term: Vascular access is a generic term that describes anything from ivs to sophisticated catheters. This also describes when veins are surgically connected to arteries (called av fistulas) so patients can get dialysis for kidney disease. Special catheters called ports are often needed for patients about to receive chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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What does dialysis vascular access mean?

What does dialysis vascular access mean?

Access to blood: Hemodialysis needs access to blood to run high speed flow about 12-15 oz of blood per minute. This requires a larger line under the collar bone which is a temporary method or a surgery to connect the veins of arm with an artery which pours great flow of blood into the vein. The vein will get larger and can be stuck with a needle to make access to blood easy. A plastic tube may be used, a graft. ...Read more

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What exactly is a vascular mass?

A growth which has e: A vascular mass means a tumor or growth which has excess of blood flowing through it. It may be a benign tumor of blood vessesl commonly called hemangioma or it can be a cancerous growth, many of which has excess of blood flowing through them. You need to find out from the treating doctor what is the cause of this mass/tumor and what is he/she recommending for diagnosis and treatment? ...Read more

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Why does jejunum become vascular?

Why does jejunum become vascular?

Absorption: Food absorption. Unless you are referring to pathological over-vasculation? ...Read more

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What is vascularization of tumors?

What is vascularization of tumors?

Degree of vascularit: Most tumor grow by anerobic metabolism, Warburg Citric Acid Cycle. They do not need oxygen to survive and can best be controlled by use of Hyperbaric Oxygenation. Blood supply serves to allow the tumor cells to metastasize. Drugs that inhibit blood supply like Avastin (bevacizumab) actually work by opening microcirculation to let drugs into tumor.more effectively. ...Read more

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What is vascularization of tumors?

What is vascularization of tumors?

Source of invasion: All tumors tend to spread, mostly by metastasizing through surrounding blood supply. The tumors do not need the oxygen supplied by the vessels to survive since they grow by anaerobic metabolism. When Folkman developed angiostatin to diminish blood supply to tumors there was no change in growth and lesions progressed. This confirmed the role of vascularization to the tumor as sources for invasion ...Read more

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Tips to prevent vascular headace?

Tips to  prevent vascular headace?

Don't skip meals,: Don't miss sleep, avoid smoking, drink plenty of water, and maintain the same caffeine intake day to day, whether it is a lot or none at all. If this is not enough to keep your headaches down to a few times a month, medications such as beta blockers can help prevent migraines as well. ...Read more

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Why is the vascular system important?

Why is the vascular system important?

Vascular system: Supplies blood to body and no organ can survive without blood flow ...Read more

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Why does jejunum have few vascular many?

Unclear question: Im not sure about your question. The jejunum has an excellent blood supply, mainly from branches of the superior mesenteric artery. ...Read more

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How to improve my cardio vascular endurance?

Exercise!: The only way to improve one's cardiorespiratory endurance or aerobic condition is via (more) exercise. Of course, if you've already been exercising and gradually pushing yourself w/o improvement, you should go see your family physician to make sure you don't have a heart or lung condition preventing you from getting better. ...Read more

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What is the significance of vascular ischemia?

What is the significance of vascular ischemia?

Claudication: Claudication - meaning leg, arm or organ pain during walking, stress or other condition that increase oxygen demand. That is, there is a mismatch between oxygen supply and oxygen demand. (ischemia means low blood flow, vascular means vessel.). ...Read more

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What do you recommend for vascular insufficiency?

What do you recommend for vascular insufficiency?

PVD: It depends on overall physical health, mobility. If severe arterial insufficiency -may need vascular surgery (bypass venous graft) to salvage limb or amputation. Ambulation (walking)is always good if healthy enough. Work w pcp cardiologist vascular surgeon physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does vascular invasion means?

Cancer?: Vascular invasion is a term used when describing tumors. In this regard, vascular invasion means that the tumor has grown into, or invaded, a nearby major blood vessel. ...Read more

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What would be the benefit of cardio vascular exercise?

What would be the benefit of cardio vascular exercise?

Many Benefits: Cardiovascular conditioning changes fat metabolism making you burn fat more efficiently.It also trains your heart to work more efficiently increasing endurance and stamina. The immediate effects burn calories and keep burning calories for 24 hrs.These training effects lower blood pressure and reduce risk for heart attack, strokes, heart failure etc. Get moving! ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more